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This Identification Guide for Lionel Electric Trains covers the "Post-war Era" only from 1945 until 1969.

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Lionel Trains Piggyback Loader No. 460 LIONEL TRAINS PIGGY BACK TRANSPORTATION LOADER No. 460

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Lionel Trains Piggyback Loader No. 460
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No. 3860 Piggyback Flat Car
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Lionel Trains Piggyback Loader No. 460The Piggy Back Loader No. 460 used a hand crank and lever to lift and rotate 360 degrees piggyback trailer vans that could then be loaded on to a No. 3460 flat car that came with this accessory. This car did not have its own box when it was included with the No. 460, but was available for separate sale in 1955 only. This box contained only the flat car with no vans. Lionel also offered this car with the vans for separate sale under No. 3460.
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The platform was also issued separately under the No. 460P that did not include the car. Both the 460 and the 460P were available from 1955 until 1957.
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The only instruction sheet No. 460-70 and dated 10-55 calls this accessory "No. 460 TRUCK TRANSPORT SET," but the Lionel Service Manual refers to it as "PIGGYBACK PLATFORM." The front page of this sheet is illustrated below and back page is shown here.
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The small driver of the lift-truck is held in place by a small tab. This accounts for the reason why this figure is often missing. Reproductions have been made of this driver. These reproductions are only apparent when compared to an original part side by side. It should be noted also that the steering column is tilted and is of all metal construction. A feature that distinguishes this lift-truck from the one that was included in the No. 461 issued uncataloged in 1966.

No. 460 Piggyback Loader Controls
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No. 460 Box End

There are two variations:
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Variation A: Lift-truck has the early metal stick on signs that have SILVER "ROSS / TRAILOADER" lettering on a BLACK background.
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Variation B: Late rubber-stamped in WHITE "ROSS / TRAILOADER" on the lift-truck sides.
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Dimensions: 11 inches long, 8-5/8 inches wide, and base is 1-1/4 inches high.
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The two trailers were available separately under the No. 460-150 and the middle classic box was labeled "No. 460-150 / TWO TRAILERS." There are three variations that are found on these trailers:
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Variation A: WHITE Cooper-Jarrett vans that have COPPER signs. See: No. 6430.
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Variation B: Fruehauf vans that are GREEN with metal side panels labeled "LIONEL LINES."
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Variation C: Same as Variation A, except two GRAY vans.
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Although the trailers are easily substituted, the No. 460’s that have been found only to have contained the GREEN "LIONEL LINES" labeled trailers (Variation B listed above). Since the Copper-Jarrett trailers were first sold in 1956, it is safe to assume that all of the No. 460’s were manufactured in 1955.
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The trailers came with "Fruehauf" and "Duravan" labels that were applied to the front of these vans. Due to a printing error the SILVER lettering on the BLACK background is sometimes difficult to read. These tags are not found in later versions of these trailers except for the very first issues of the Cooper-Jarrett trailers in 1956.
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No. 460-150 Box Side View with two trailers
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No. 460-150 Middle Classic Box End
No. 460-70 Instructions Front Page
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